EVDN. Invitations Soulization, Denis Popstoev & Viktor Benev for a Jazz/Digital Frenzy known as “KALKIS NIGHTMARE”

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A number of weeks in the past we shared with you the primary single from EVDN.’s upcoming sophomore album, “MONROE“, that includes the angelic voice of London-based singer Lili. Buckle up, as a result of right this moment we’re sending you into outer area.

The gifted Bulgarian jazz/digital producer joins forces with 3 gifted instrumentalists – Viktor Benev (vibraphone), Denis Popstoev (saxophone), and Vasil Voutev AKA Soulization (drums) for what will be the craziest sonic trip of your life.

In Hinduism, Kalki is the ultimate incarnation of the god Vishnu, which is but to look. On the finish of the present Kali-yuga (age/interval), when advantage has vanished and injustice prevails, Kalki will emerge to destroy the depraved and usher in a brand new age. He’s portrayed driving a white horse and wielding a blazing sword. I felt that that is all essential to share, in an effort to grasp the magnitude of what these 4 artists have created collectively.

I vividly keep in mind after I first heard “KALKIS NIGHTMARE” – I had no thought what hit me. There’s a lot emotion and vitality popping out of it, that it was not possible to grasp at first. It was like having an out-of-body expertise.

The observe kicks off with synths that immediately jogged my memory of 1994 (the 12 months that Doom II got here out). Darkish and piercing. After all, it rapidly turns into obvious that synths aren’t the one factor that may thrive on this new universe that slowly divulges forward. 6 seconds, to be exact. That is when that first off-beat break hints in regards to the absolute may of Soulization’s drumming that is about to hit us.

If the synths and drums are right here to verify your coronary heart beats at an irregular velocity, it’s Popstoev’s saxophone that provides a much-needed factor of dramatization to “KALKIS NIGHTMARE”. A gifted producer himself, it’s his melodic jazz rock build-up (harking back to Morphine) that creates a layer of suspense to the general composition.

And simply once you suppose you’ve got heard all of it, there’s that blissful second of mysticism earlier than the storm hits. That is when Benev’s virtuoso vibraphone abilities actually shine. For a quick second, the founding father of Enovae Data takes us on a journey by whimsical sonic experiences. Then, the 4 mix all the pieces right into a whirlwind of emotional sounds that will provide you with goosebumps. And that, pricey listener, is “KALKIS NIGHTMARE” – a observe that is not possible to explain. You simply should really feel it.

The important thing takeaway from this observe is EVDN.’s maestro-like potential to guide a squad of extraordinary musicians to attain one thing even better. I like people who find themselves not afraid to experiment and in a world the place it’s typically protected to wager on the identical previous system, all of us want artists like Evden to pave the way in which in the direction of the unknown. There’s a lot extra to come back, so keep tuned!

Final, however not least – the “KALKIS NIGHTMARE” expertise would not be the identical with out the beautiful visible work of Evden’s brother Dimitar – the creator of all of the artworks accompanying the singles main as much as the album launch late this 12 months. A spot-on reflection of the music.

Should you like artists like Flying Lotus, Thundercat, The Comet Is Coming, or Kamasi Washington, you’ll really feel at dwelling on the earth of “KALKIS NIGHTMARE”. Pay attention on all main streaming platforms right here.


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